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Elvis Presley, Pamela Austin, Joan Blackman, Christian Kay, Jenny Maxwell, Darlene Tompkins, and Nancy Walters in Blue Hawaii (1961)Elvis Presley with Pamela Akert, Darlene Tompkins, Joan Blackman, Jenny Maxwell, and Christian Kay in
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Biography

Chicago-born Darlene Tompkins came from a "show biz family", with relatives who worked in vaudeville and in plays (Tompkins' three-years-younger aunt is actress Beverly Washburn). A beauty contest victory opened some Hollywood doors for Tompkins, who began appearing in commercials, co-starred in Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) (at age 18) and ... See full bio »
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